LEDs are a relatively new lighting option, and many people understandably have questions about why they should choose LEDs over other popular lighting alternatives. In today’s post, we’ll answer a few of the most common questions we receive about our LED Christmas lights. When you’ve finished reading this post, be sure to check out our catalog to find the Christmas lights and decorations you need for the upcoming Christmas season!
What Is an LED Light?
Also known as light-emitting diodes, LED lights use a semiconductor instead of a heated filament to produce light.
How Long Do LED Christmas Lights Last?
Many people are choosing to purchase LED lights because of their long lifespans. While incandescent bulbs last for roughly 3,000 hours, LED lights can last anywhere from 50,000 to 200,000 hours. Even if your lights only lasted 75,000 hours, you would be able to light up the neighborhood for eight hours a day for the next 25 years! This is perhaps the most prominent reason why LED lights for Christmas are such a great investment.
How Much Electricity Do LED Lights Consume?
While you might be happy to learn that your investment will last for decades to come, you might also find yourself wondering how much it will cost to have your lights on for the duration of the Christmas season. The news here is good, too! LED lights utilize up to 90 percent less energy than other popular lighting options, making them a smart choice for homeowners who would rather use their Christmas budget on their friends and family.
Are LED Christmas Lights Safe to Use on My Home?
Yes! Although LED bulbs produce some heat, they do not produce nearly as much heat as incandescent or CFL lights. Many of our customers enjoy putting Christmas string lights around their trees, banisters, and in other areas of their homes. LEDs remain cool to the touch, providing you with the peace of mind you deserve during the best season of the year. Moreover, LED lights are able to operate in extremely cold conditions, making them the perfect choice for homeowners who get to experience the magic of a white Christmas every year.
What If a Bulb Stops Working?
While it’s unlikely that an LED bulb will burn out or stop working suddenly, the good news is that each bulb works independently. Unlike traditional Christmas lights, your LED Christmas light bulbs won’t be compromised by a single malfunctioning bulb. Plus, LEDs are enclosed in a strong material that won’t break if they’re accidentally dropped or stepped on.
We hope that this post has answered some of your questions about LED lighting. Keep an eye on our blog page for future posts in which we’ll continue to answer your questions about Christmas decorating supplies and other related topics.
The big day will be here before you know it, so be sure to buy the LED Christmas lighting you need to light up the neighborhood through our online store!